Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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2.6/5 rDev -26.8%
12oz bottle, glass jar, bottled 8/17/13.
It's a nice, deep orange amber. The head is loose bubbles and doesn't have much staying power.
Aroma is slightly grainy and lager-like; barely there.
It's a bit nutty with a little of the herbal numbing noble hop in the tail end. Dry cracker yeast. There isn't an abundance of flavor either.
Typical lager lightness and effervescence.
My overall impression is typical low-flavor lager with more caramel or maybe Munich malt added.
09-14-2013 21:41:45 | More by brewerburgundy
3.71/5 rDev +4.5%
Drank from pilsner glass at 44-60F.
Malt, toast, bread. ...I swear a hint of rye. Very mild noble hop on the nose.
Nicely carbonated, with an assertive mouthfeel. The malt and Simcoe type hop prevail. The warmer it gets the more balanced and complex it becomes. Very nice. No syrup or over caramelized grain taste on finish.
Very sessionable. Little too pricey at $9 a six.
08-31-2013 01:03:37 | More by streetcommander
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
date reviewed: 31 January 2013...
glassware: standard pilsner...
occasion: last 30 Rock ever...cannot quantify the sadness...
appearance: ambitiously bubbling copper body with a thcik, fluffy off-white head--sediment seems present...
aroma: pleasantly malty; sharply incisive at the throat--not a boring stand-still lager....
palate: short notes: mellow and smooth, nice a nice cigar...
taste: pearish, fruity, and surprisingly complex....some of it works, some of it trifles...
overall: a pleasant beer to experience and revisit--quite a sessionable drink...
05-05-2013 04:48:56 | More by dacrza1
3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/24/2012. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy orange copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, light grass, and herbal hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, nuttiness, brown bread, grass, light roasted grain, and herbal hop spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, light roasted grain, grass, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance and robustness; with almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Oktoberfest style. Very nice flavor robustness and balance; and very smooth to drink. I enjoyed this quite a bit, well done.
01-25-2013 05:37:59 | More by superspak
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
I had this on-tap here recently at a local restaurant.
Served in a pint glass.
A: Poured an orange color, with a slight chill haze, and minuscule white head.
S: I got some bread with some German malt poking through the dough. Also, the fresh filtered water kinda reminded me of a melted lollipop.
T: This was slightly sweet, but not too Americanized. Nice balance between the sweet and the German mothball.
M: Nice spritz on the carbonation front, but I honestly wish this had a touch more bitterness for added character.
O: Nothing groundbreaking here, but I must say: I chugged my pint rather quickly.
11-02-2012 19:33:06 | More by Chaney
3.18/5 rDev -10.4%
Mixed and matched this at the House of 1,000 beers. I think I paid around 2.50 for the single. Color is fair enough for the style. Light amber brown with a slight opaque colored head which seems to stick around for a bit. Smell is a clash of herbal like hops and German malts. Not too much caramel or toasted malt.
Flavor is about the same. Herbal hops, mild husky toast grain and some sweetness toward the finish. Simple but I am guessing they hopped it too much since it's kind of bitter. Mouthfeel is about par to style giving me a light to medium bodied beverage.
Overall it's pretty much hit or miss with this beer company and this one is a sure fire miss. Cut back to maybe a couple types of hops and this would be much more drinkable.
10-29-2012 04:52:21 | More by DrDemento456
Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.